Hey everyone! Sorry for posting so late, but I don't have internet in my dorm, plus this Friday I had an exam and I was studying this week. I am really happy I decided to split up my Georgian trip, because I have footage to show you guys! So let's talk about my second day in Georgia. We decided to leave the city centre and just visit some touristic places nearby. We already knew about them before arriving, but we didn't know how we could possibly visit them. Luckily, the owner of our hostel was so friendly, he suggested us to grab a taxi and visit all of the places. At first, we were skeptical about it. What if the taxi driver leaves us in the middle of nowhere? How will he understand what we want? But we are young and wild and free, so we just went with the flow. Found a taxi driver who didn't speak any English, showed him our map with the places written on the corner and just left. We didn't give him the money, so he wouldn't leave us. He stayed with us from 9 o'clock in the morning til at least 4 in the afternoon. And we payed him 70 GEL (the 4 of us). Which is really cheap considering he spent his whole day with us. So if you ever want to visit Georgia, just take a day off and enjoy the countryside!
The first thing on our list was Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. From there, you can see the beautiful town of Mtskheta, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. After looking around the monastery, we visited the city, where we made a new friend (a dog was following us), I bought a lovely rug and visited one of the most beautiful churches I've seen in a while. Our next and final destination was Uplistsikhe, the city in a cave. No picture or video can show the beauty of this place. It's a place everyone should visit once in their life. I hope I can visit it sometime with my family as well! We headed back to the city centre after our little escape. We were really tired, so we just found a nice place to eat and spent most of our afternoon there. By the time it got dark, we visited Funicular, where we could see the whole city from. It was breathtaking. Also, that day, we just popped into a travel agency office, and decided to visit Armenia the next day. Bur that will be another story, and another vlog for you guys!!
Have a woderful week! Kisses from Turkey!